Dominica: morning has broken Soufrière Bay, near the southern tip of Dominica. Photo by htomas/
Secret islands: the “undiscovered” Caribbean Jardines de la Reina, Cuba. Photo by Jannik D. Pedersen
Life is sweet Photo by Stacey Williams
Caribbean Datebook (November/December 2015) Photo by Gail Johnson/
Arrive Photo by Marcin Sylwia Ciesielski/

Port Antonio, Jamaica

Most charming of Jamaica’s north coast towns, Port Antonio once owed its fortunes to the banana trade — and nowadays is a laid-back escape from crowded all-inclusive resorts.
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Word of mouth (November/December 2015)

The fourth Ghetto Biennale opens in Haiti, Trinidad Carnival prep moves into high gear, and a family tradition puts wanderlust into Christmas.
Immerse Photo by Bart Sims

Ewan Atkinson: boy next door

The fictional Neighbourhood invented by Barbadian artist Ewan Atkinson is like a childhood fantasy complicated by grown-up concerns, Allison Thompson writes.
Engage Seed pods of the castor plant. Photograph by Nuttapong Wongcheronkit/

Castor oil, please

Nasty-tasting castor oil was once the bane of Caribbean childhoods. But now an innovative line of beauty products from Haiti is putting castor beans to a different use — and helping make Haiti’s hills green again, Nazma Muller reports.

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Photograph courtesy The Children’s Ark

Ark of hope

The Children’s Ark charity channels the energy and know-how of T&T’s movers and shakers to help give at-risk youth the opportunities they deserve. Zahra Gordon learns more.

Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

The artist of Carriacou

When Canute Caliste died ten years ago, he was Carriacou’s most celebrated artist. His “naive” paintings record everyday life in his island, says James Ferguson, with a touch of the magical.

Photography by Friendskevin/

Red for joy: the poinsettia at Christmas

In their native Mexico and around the world, brilliant red poinsettias say Christmas is here.

For the alluring masquerader: Keisha Als. Photo by Marlon James

’Tis the season

Christmas shopping? Our style columnist suggests four Trinidadian designers to fill your list.

Ian Randle. Photo courtesy Ian Randle

Ian Randle: “I have always loved the idea of travel”

Jamaican publisher Ian Randle on the rarity of travel for pleasure, his favourite bookshop in the Caribbean, and the pointlessness of dressing up for the plane.

Beautifully maintained classic cars, a common sight on the streets of Havana. Photo by ToskanaINC/

The Cuba strategy

Cuba is already the Caribbean’s second biggest tourism destination, by visitor numbers. As the US government relaxes its decades-old restrictions on travel to Cuba, what happens to tourism in the rest of the region? How are other islands preparing? Erline Andrews finds out.

Photo by Wavebreakmedia/

Put me in the picture

Do young Caribbean readers see themselves in their story- and schoolbooks? There’s long been a shortage of books published specifically for Caribbean children, but a new generation of writers is changing that. Kellie Magnus explains why this development is so important, and suggests where Caribbean parents can find the best literature for their youngsters.

The Star Side of Bird Hill

Caribbean Bookshelf (November/December 2015)

This month’s reading picks.

Tropical Disco Hustle Volume two

Caribbean Playlist (November/December 2015)

This month’s listening picks.

Baroness Valerie Amos. Photo courtesy The School of Oriental and African Studies

Baroness Valerie Amos: Wakenaam to Westminster

Born on a tiny island in Guyana’s Essequibo River, Baroness Valerie Amos has journeyed to the world’s corridors of power. As Joshua Surtees discovers, her Caribbean heritage has journeyed with her.